police shooting http://www.kplu.org en Angry protesters demand justice for slain woodcarver http://www.kplu.org/post/angry-protesters-demand-justice-slain-woodcarver <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-952887.mp3</p><p>Sage smoke, prayers and the beat of Native drums filled the air at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Seattle</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">City Hall</st1:placetype></st1:place> Wednesday afternoon as several hundred people gathered to demand justice for woodcarver John T. Williams. Williams, a member of the <a href="http://www.nuuchahnulth.org/tribal-council/welcome.html">Nuu-Chah-Nuulth First Nation</a> in British Columbia, was&nbsp;shot to death last Aug. 30th by a <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Seattle</st1:place></st1:city> police officer.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.2in; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white;">The demonstrators moved on to Westlake Park.&nbsp; Later, <a href="http://www.king5.com/news/Protestors-116368664.html">several dozen marched to the crosswalk at Boren St. and Howell St. where Williams was killed</a> by Officer Ian Birk.</p><p> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 04:26:55 +0000 Liam Moriarty & Paula Wissel 814 at http://www.kplu.org Angry protesters demand justice for slain woodcarver Seattle high school students plan walkout over police conduct http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-high-school-students-plan-walkout-over-police-conduct <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-948089.mp3</p><p>Some Seattle high school students plan to walk out of class tomorrow, Wednesday, as part of a <a href="http://iwsjseattle.blogspot.com/2011/01/high-schoolers-call-for-walkout-against.html">protest against police brutality and misconduct</a>.&nbsp; They plan to rally at Victor Steinbrueck Park near Pike Place Market at 1&nbsp;p.m.</p><p> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 01:06:39 +0000 Paula Wissel 640 at http://www.kplu.org Inquest jury split over questions about Seattle police shooting http://www.kplu.org/post/inquest-jury-split-over-questions-about-seattle-police-shooting <p>Four of eight jurors in a coroner's inquest say woodcarver John T. Williams didn't have enough time to put down his knife before he was shot and killed by Seattle police Officer Ian Birk.</p><p>Only one juror found Williams had time to put down the knife. The other three answered "unknown."&nbsp;Thursday's conclusions are only findings of fact by the jury, which did not have to be unanimous.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 00:15:17 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 595 at http://www.kplu.org Woodcarver's brother testifies at inquest http://www.kplu.org/post/woodcarvers-brother-testifies-inquest <p>The brother of the woodcarver killed by a Seattle policeman testified today during <a href="http://www.kplunews.org/post/inquest-begins-shooting-seattle-woodcarver">the inquest</a> into the shooting. Much of the testimony during the inquest has centered on whether John T. William’s knife was open or closed at the time he was shot by Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk, who has testified he feared the woodcarver was about to attack him.</p><p>On the stand today, John T. Williams older brother Rick told jurors he and his brother were <a href="http://www.king5.com/news/local/Brother-of-slain-woodcarver-takes-the-stand-in-inquest-114145634.html">taught by their father to close their knives </a>when they talked to people. Linda Byron of KING 5 News writes:</p><p> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 22:22:38 +0000 Paula Wissel 551 at http://www.kplu.org Woodcarver's brother testifies at inquest Police video of woodcarver shooting shown to inquest jury http://www.kplu.org/post/police-video-woodcarver-shooting-shown-inquest-jury <p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mvLw2ksPz0" style="color: rgb(0, 113, 179); text-decoration: none; ">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mvLw2ksPz0</a><span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mvLw2ksPz0" style="color: rgb(0, 113, 179); text-decoration: none; ">&nbsp;</a></span></p><p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 03:41:35 +0000 Paula Wissel 508 at http://www.kplu.org